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Xubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)


Xubuntu 17.04 will be supported for 9 months until January 2018. If you need Long Term Support, it is recommended you use Xubuntu 16.04 LTS instead.

Several Xfce panel plugins and applications have been ported to GTK+ 3, paving the way for improved theming and further development. Core Xfce libraries exo and libxfce4ui have also been updated with full GTK+ 3 support, the latter adding support for Glade development in Xubuntu with the installation of libxfce4ui-glade. The Greybird and Numix themes have also been refreshed with improved support for the toolkit.

Camera functionality has been restored in Mugshot, Parole introduced a new mini mode and improvements for network streams, and a number of welcome fixes have made their way into Thunar and Ristretto. Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection (sgt-puzzles), an addicting collection of logic games, has been included along with the new SGT Puzzles Collection (sgt-launcher).

This release is based on the 4.10.x Linux release series. LibreOffice 5.3 includes a number of fixes and introduces new experimental interface options. Firefox 52 and Thunderbird 45 are included.

For new installs a swap file will be used instead of a swap partition.

See the main Ubuntu Release Note for more general issues and updates.

Notable Issues

Installer Issues

  • System encryption password set before setting keyboard locale (1047384)

General Issues

  • Parole Media Player
    • Parole progress bar lag (1667786)
    • Parole crashes while fast forwarding with the playback slider (1374887)
    • Parole Clear History (Open Location) crashes (1214541)
    • Parole Clear History (Open Recent) clears global history (1681886)
  • Thunar File Manager
    • Thunar occasionally hangs after file changes (13481 / 13472)
    • Thunar occasionally doesn't refresh window (13364)
  • SGT Puzzles Collection: Menu bar grayed out (1670610)
  • Xfce Indicator Plugin: Label missing from “Clear Known Indicators” dialog (1644971)

Changes and Bug Fixes

  • thunar
    • Fixes to various issues related to copying and renaming
  • parole
    • New release includes “mini mode” and improved streaming support
  • xfce4-notifyd
    • New release includes “do not disturb” mode, notification muting, persistence support
  • xfce4-taskmanager
    • New release includes ability to click on window to select process
  • xubuntu-default-settings
    • New file templates included - OpenDocument Writer, OpenDocument Spreadsheet
    • Improved QT5 application appearance (requires installation of qt5-style-plugins)
  • sgt-launcher
    • New launcher for Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection


Xubuntu/Other Packages

Xfce Core

Xfce Applications

Xfce Panel Plugins